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Selwyn Times: July 18, 2017

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2 Tuesday July 18 2017 Latest Christchurch news at SELWYN TIMES FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK JUST WHEN Maddie Collins and her family thought things couldn’t get any worse, they received more bad news during their trip to the United States. Treatment for the West Melton teenager for kidney replacement and treatment has now jumped from $350,000 to $750,000 as we reveal on page 1. That’s one heck of a mountain to climb. Maddie and her family spent two weeks in Baltimore being tested to see if the treatment was possible and if any of their kidneys would match and could be donated. They are still waiting on the test results. And more today on the ongoing wheel clamping saga in Lincoln (see page 1). The district council is saying little, but the Black Door owner has opened up on that very public forum – Facebook. – Barry Clarke Inside 20 Ellesmere reclaim Southbridge Shield SPORT News.............................3-27 Our People....................12,13 Local Views.............16,18 Sport..................................19-21 Backyard Critters.......24 Community Events......33 Gardening.......................35 GET IN TOUCH General Inquiries Ph 379-7100 Classified Advertising Ph 379-1100 The Christchurch Star Company Ltd. PO box 1467 - Christchurch NEWS Georgia O’Connor-Harding Ph: 364 7438 ADVERTISING Lynette Evans Ph: 364 7434 The Star KidsFilmFest Awards Join us at our glamorous red carpet event for kids! Get dressed up, walk the red carpet and get snapped by paparazzi! CHRISTCHURCH MOTORCYCLES LTd 2016 Victory Gunner 1730cc 5,000km .......... $17,588 2016 Harley Streetbob AS New .................... $18,588 2013 Harley V-Rod 1250cc ............................ $18,588 2016 Indian Darkhorse 111ci AS New .......... $27,588 2006 Harley Fatboy Loaded .......................... $16,888 2000 Harley Dyna Lowrider sp ...................... $12,488 1998 Harley Sportster 1200cc ..........................$7,688 2013 Victory Vegas 1730cc ........................... $13,888 2016 Indian Scout 1200cc ............................. $16,588 Finance insurance pH 0274386934 vIEwIng wEd, fRI, SaT Supporting motorcyclists to reduce UNFAIR ACC levies See your Orthodontist in Rolleston Orthodontist Phil Murfitt is now based at the new Rolleston Dental Centre, Tennyson Street, opposite Rolleston School. Appointments/enquiries: (03) 375 4418 Sat 22 July, 4–5pm The Piano Centre for Music and the Arts FREE installation* SALE Fantastic spot prizes to be won! Special guest MC Mulletman! For more information go to We’ll keep you warm this winter. Fully rated heating right down to -15°C...guaranteed. $3,299 HIGH WALL HEAT PUMP FH50 6.0kW *Conditions apply Back-to-back basic installation Book your FREE in-home quote TODAY! 0800 324 678

SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at Tuesday July 18 2017 3 Your community news online News Make us your homepage! Fire rages, homes at risk Major plans for tavern site • By Georgia O’Connor-Harding PLANS FOR a major redevelopment at the Prebbleton Tavern site are still in the pipeline. It has been nearly six months since an application for resource consent to develop a complex involving a motel, two cinemas, retail, offices, health care services, and food and beverage outlets was lodged with the district Malcolm Lyall council. THe application was made by Prebbleton Hotel Ltd. THe new development would be located at the 7000m2 hotel site on the corner of Springs Rd and Tosswill Rds. THe district council asked for more details about the plan several months ago. But the application process was then put on hold by Prebbleton Hotel Ltd, a district council spokesman told the Selwyn Times last week. Prebbleton Hotel Ltd spokesman Shannon Gilmore, BIG CHANGES: Major redevelopments for the Prebbleton Tavern site are on its way. PHOTO: GILBERT WEALLEANS who manages the tavern, would not comment to the Selwyn Times. Plans submitted to the district council show the development would have a 34 single room motel complex, and a 50-seat and 54-seat cinema. A total of 107 car parks and 40 cycle parks would be provided along with two access ways to the area. THe township is expected to grow by an additional 1295 households by 2041. THe Prebbleton Structure Plan, adopted by the district council, identifies more infrastructure and community facilities are needed to support the projected growth. THe application said it sought to retain the Prebbleton Tavern on site which was recognised as a focal point in the township. THe tavern, established in 1868, is recognised as one of two of the most prominent historic buildings in the township. Deputy Mayor Malcolm Lyall said while he welcomes the redevelopment, he had concerns the owners may be trying to put too much on one site. “I just hope whatever they do is architecturally in context with the building and the heritage of Prebbleton,” he said. THe Tosswill Rd site has been used for a variety of industrial type activities in the past. •HAVE YOUR SAY: Do you think a major redevelopment at the Prebbleton Tavern will be good for the township? Email your views to georgia. In Brief GRAFFITI STATISTICS Seven incidents of graffiti have been reported to the district council this year. One incident was reported in Rolleston, two in Lincoln, two on Main South Rd, one in Prebbleton and one in Windwhistle. The tags were on toilet blocks, speed signs, sheds and bus stops. A district council spokesman said not all graffiti incidents are necessarily reported. Some incidents may have been reported to police or Orion for tagged power boxes. SPEED WARNING Police are warning drivers caught driving at excess speeds through road works will have their licence suspended for 28 days if they are 40km/h over the limit. A temporary speed limit of 60km/h is in place for road works on the Main South Rd, Rolleston. Sergeant Alex Pickover said police have caught drivers clocking more than 90km/h through the roadworks with one person doing 105km/h. NEW ASB BRANCH Lincoln’s ASB branch will open at its new site on Gerald St, next to the police station on Monday. The bank’s current lease at William St has expired. Customer service officer Melanie Bhana said the branch will have the same number of staff as it does now. “ OUR KIDS SAY THEY NEED TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT TO SEE US!” See Joy & Bill’s story at “We’ve never been so social” Joy and Bill have been at Summerset for village activities with friends, including just over four years and held their golden the very popular Wine Appreciation Group. wedding anniversary celebration at their They’re loving the life, and as Bill says, retirement village. “The added advantage is that you have Their spacious villa is often filled with a support crew if something goes wrong family when they’re not flat out enjoying and that to me is reassuring.” Come and see why we love the life at Summerset Open Weekend 22 & 23 July, 10am-4pm Summerset at Wigram 135 Awatea Road, Christchurch Contact Anne Walker on 03 741 0872 or 022 639 2341 Love the life SUM0603_18x8